Author Archives: Amy Eberlin

The Murray, Sutherland and Douglas families: were they related and were they Flemish?

Genetic genealogical analysis has developed rapidly in recent years with new techniques being applied to an ever increasing volume of data from samples of DNA taken from individuals, much of it pertaining to Y-DNA passed down through the male line. This … Continue reading

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The Flemish and the game of ‘curling’

Basically curling is a team game in which contestants slide heavy stones over a flat ice surface towards a specific target. The team that gets closest to the target is the winner.  As with golf (blog posting dated November 20, … Continue reading

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“The Lightsome Lindsays” – Roots and Branches

Early Scottish Charters bear witness to the name “de Lindeseia” back as early as 1116; a name which evolved through common usage to become “Lindsay” under the convention of Scottish surnames.  Was Walter de Lindsay related to the Flemish Gilbert … Continue reading

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The Flemish and the game of golf

This blog posting, prepared by Geert and Sara Nijs, draws on the work of several golf historians who have examined the possible influences of the Flemish and their game of colf on the origin and development of Scottish golf. Flemish … Continue reading

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The Family of Innes of Morayshire

The last two blog postings addressed the question of settlement of Flemings in the Moray area in the later middle ages. Continuing with the Moray theme Mairin Innes reviews the history of the Innes’s that lived in the area in … Continue reading

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The Flemish in Moray, Part Two

In last week’s blog posting David Dobson looked at the ancestral roots of some of Scotland’s major Flemish origin families and their presence in the Moray area.  This week’s posting examines evidence of other Flemish people living and working in … Continue reading

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DNA Project Update

This week’s blog posting has been prepared by Janet Flandrensis who co-administers the DNA Project associated with the Scotland and the Flemish People Project. The posting reviews the current status of the DNA Project and some of its initial findings.  There … Continue reading

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Update on the Scotland and the Flemish People Project

We welcome our blog readers back for the new university semester with a brief update on the status of the Scotland and the Flemish People Project. Concluding Conference The planning for the international conference—that will take place on Thursday, June … Continue reading

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The Formation of the Fleming Surname

Last week’s posting examined the formation of surnames in Britain with a special emphasis on Scotland.  In this second posting, George English looks more specifically at the origins of the Fleming family name. Toponymics of Nationality and the Surname Fleming … Continue reading

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Concluding Conference

                                              This posting is by way of an announcement of a conference—to be held in St Andrews in summer 2016—that will bring the work initiated under the “Scotland and the Flemish People Project” to a conclusion. … Continue reading

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